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SR 1916 No. 301 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 28 Nov 1916
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1920
Repealed by Enabling legislation repealed by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 (Act No. 54 of 1920) on 2 Dec 1920 but saving prov. extended this SR until 31 Dec 1920 (see s. 7 of Act No. 54, 1920)


1916. No. 301.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulation, under the War Precautions Act 1914–1916, to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twenty-eighth day of November, 1916.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence.


War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations.

(Statutory Rules 1916, No. 97 as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, Nos. 112, 122, 128, 129, 135, 167, 218, 219, 250, 252, 254, 255, 263, 271, 272, 273, 289, 293, 298, and 300.)

Regulation 22 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-regulations;—

“(9.) A Board or person appointed under this Regulation to hear and determine a dispute between employers and employees in the coal industry shall (subject to any limitations expressed in the appointment) have power to inquire into and investigate all matters whatever relating to the coal mining industry and the coal trade, and the mining and selling of coal, and every business or undertaking engaged therein, and to make such orders, determinations, and regulations, as it thinks fit, relating to output, methods and conditions of production, conduct of business, wages and conditions of labour, profits, and prices and conditions of sale, and any matters in relntion to the industry or trade, whether or not such matters are included in the dispute; and such orders, determinations, and regulations shall, if so expressed, be binding on any or all persons engaged or employed in the industry, whether parties to the dispute or not.

“(10.) For the purpose of any inquiry or hearing and determination under this Regulation the Board or person, or the Chairman of the Board, respectively, shall have and may exercise (in addition to any other powers conferred by this Regulation) all powers which by the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904–1915 are expressed to be given to the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, or the President thereof, respectively, as


regards an industrial dispute of which it has cognizance, and all powers which by the Royal Commissions Act 1902–1912 are expressed to be given to a Royal Commission, or the Chairman thereof, respectively, in relation to an inquiry under that Act; and any act or omission on the part of any person which would, if the hearing or inquiry were the hearing of an industrial dispute by the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, be an offence against the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904–1915, or which would, if the hearing or inquiry were an inquiry by a Royal Commission appointed under the Royal Commissions Act 1902–1912, be an offence against that Act, shall be a contravention of this Regulation, and an offence against the War Precautions Act 1914–1916.

“(11.) The Attorney-General may direct the Board or person to complete the hearing of or inquiry into the whole or any specified part of the dispute and make an award or order thereon within a time specified by the Attorney-General.”


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